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  • Dir. Emile Ardolino
  • USA
  • 1992
  • 100 min.
  • PG
  • DCP
  • Assistive Listening
  • Hearing Loop

Part of Music City Mondays

Deloris Van Cartier is a Reno lounge singer who accidentally witnesses a brutal murder carried out by her gangster boyfriend Vince. Under instruction from a detective who’s trying to bring down Vince’s criminal operation, Deloris is placed in protective custody at a San Francisco convent. Masquerading as a nun renamed Sister Mary Clarence, Deloris shakes up the established order of the sisters’ lives, particularly enlivening their choral efforts. Although running constantly afoul of the Mother Superior, the new, jazzed-up musical act becomes a huge hit in the community, even drawing the attention of the Pope, while also alerting Vince to Deloris’ whereabouts.

“Graced with a clever script, a cast that will make you smile until you ache, and a snappy sense of pace, this summer '92 hit is the funniest by-the-numbers comedy in who knows how long.” —Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times

“It breaks no new ground, offers no ingenious plot twist and makes no unique character insights. But who cares when the movie is so much fun.” —Joe Hollemon, St.-Louis Post Dispatch (Jun 2, 1992)

“What can you say about a movie, in 1992, that shows a gaggle of singing nuns solving the problems of the inner city with a smile, a paintbrush and a song? This is one Hollywood product even Dan Quayle must love. That's a recommendation, sort of.” —David Ansen, Newsweek (Jun 7, 1992)